May 1, 2012

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President Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan today to sign an agreement to chart future relations with the country. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in Beijing, prepping for talks of economics and security on Thursday. A British parliamentary committee says Rupert…

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Hastings law school judges the job market

May 1, 2012
And it finds it wanting. So, the University of California school will slice enrollment rather than send too many lawyers into an economy with too few jobs.

U.S. and Chinese officials prepare for talks

May 1, 2012
The question is: Will a blind Chinese activist's escape from house arrest muddy the economic waters?

The unlearned lessons in MF Global's fall

May 1, 2012
Jon Corzine planned to make a comeback on Wall Street after a political career. But he appeared to ignore fresh lessons from the financial crisis.

Delta Air Lines is buying its own refinery

May 1, 2012
The airline has had enough of price hikes and supply interruptions. But whether the airline can run a refinery is another question.

Company logos expand into sonic realm

May 1, 2012
Audio branding is moving beyond television and electronics into banks and appliances as companies seek to build consumer allegiance through sound.

U.S. announces strategic partnership with Afghanistan

May 1, 2012
President Obama landed in Kabul just hours earlier, to sign a major new strategic partnership with the Afghanistan government.

British lawmakers dub Murdoch unfit as CEO

May 1, 2012
Media titan Rupert Murdoch gets rapped for ignoring phone hacking in U.K. But who reprimands CEOs in the U.S. -- and for what misdeeds?

A comparison-shopping site for health care

May 1, 2012
Silicon Valley venture capitalists bet big on a startup that says it will let consumers compare prices for medical procedures. Those can be very tough numbers to come by.

President Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan today to sign an agreement to chart future relations with the country. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in Beijing, prepping for talks of economics and security on Thursday. A British parliamentary committee says Rupert Murdoch is “not fit to run a major company.” Delta Air Lines is buying an oil refinery to make its own fuel. Sound is the latest frontier for brand marketing. And Frontline’s Martin Smith reports on the fall of MF Global.

Music from the episode

Good Feeling Flo Rida
Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John
The Rifle's Spiral The Shins